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NEIU Foundation

Overview

Established in 1969, the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation is an independent Illinois not-for-profit corporation registered with the state of Illinois. Its corporate mission is to advance the interests and welfare of the University. The primary functions of the Foundation are to procure private support on behalf of the University, to promote the University’s mission, and to receive and administer contributions. The Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for Northeastern Illinois University.

Click here for information on the NEIU Foundation's fund performance.

The Foundation works hand-in-hand with the President of Northeastern Illinois University to identify strategic private support priorities and partners with faculty and staff to develop fundraising strategies and tactics. The Foundation operates through a professional staff under the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement who serves as the Executive Director of the Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors, with the President and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, provide leadership and direction for the Foundation’s activities.

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation encourages and manages private support to provide the financial and academic resources that facilitate our students’ learning experience. In this way, the Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring that the University remains highly affordable, while retaining the highest academic standards. Private contributions, when added to State resources, add an extra dimension of support that otherwise would not be possible.

If you would like to contact the Foundation, please call (773) 442-4214 or send an e-mail to neiufoundation@neiu.edu.

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation recognizes the generosity of many who understand the importance of the educational opportunities provided by the University.

The NEIU Foundation and the Office of Institutional Advancement

The Foundation operates through a professional staff under the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, who acts as the Executive Director of the Foundation. Northeastern Illinois University supports the work of the Foundation through this office. In this way, the Foundation and the University share resources and partner together to achieve their mutually-established goals. Development professionals, in the Office of Institutional Advancement, further the work of the Foundation, while directly supporting the University’s mission.

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